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How Chicago became one of the nation’s most digital cities

September 17, 2012

By John Pletz September 15, 2012 - The hulking brown building isn’t much to look at: seven stories of concrete, brick and glass, covering half a city block in an old South Loop industrial area between the Chicago River and the Dan Ryan Expressway. But the gut rehab project on South Canal Street is a case [...]

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ISTC/I Named Lead Entity of R&D STEM Learning Exchange

September 14, 2012

Illinois launches new ‘STEM’ learning exchanges to prepare students for 21st Century workforce $10.3 million public-private partnership to boost careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Visit the R&D STEM Learning Exchange for more information. CHICAGO – September 14, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today unveiled a unique $10.3 million public-private partnership that will better prepare thousands of Illinois students [...]

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Midwestern Governors Association Announces Video Contest

September 11, 2012

    Submission Period Open for ‘America’s Smartland: Let the Midwest Surprise You’ Video Contest Governors to Take Part in 50th Anniversary Meeting    CHICAGO - The submission period opens today for the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA)’s video contest, America’s Smartland: Let the Midwest Surprise You! The contest is designed to draw attention to the unique qualities of the [...]

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Wheeling High School to Host NANO Connect on Tuesday, October 9, featuring ISTC’s Ted Fetters

U.S. Politics Today

September 4, 2012

(From U.S. Politics Today) Wheeling High School, a recognized Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, announced today that it will host NANO Connect, a forum aimed at demystifying the rapidly emerging field of nanotechnology and demonstrating how nanotechnology education can be integrated into traditional high school science curriculums. The NANO Connect forum [...]

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Working to foster private-public partnerships to further Illinois science: ISTC President and CEO Mark Harris featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business

This week, Crain’s Chicago Business featured a profile of ISTC President and CEO Mark Harris. Check out the profile here.  

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University of Illinois researcher invents a smart suture that can detect when a wound is infected

Gizmag

August 30, 2012

(Gizmag) Sutures have come along way from the days of silk and catgut, but now they’re poised to make their biggest change in 3,000 years. They’re getting smart. John Rogers, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has invented a “smart” suture that contains ultrathin sensors that can detect [...]

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Governor Quinn Announces New Advanced Chemical Technology Building at University of Illinois at Chicago

Illinois Government News Network

Governor Quinn has announced plans for a state-of-the-art advanced chemical technology facility at University of Illinois at Chicago. The $104m project will create a center for multidisciplinary cutting edge research, while bringing 300 jobs to Illinois. From Governor Quinn’s press release: “As part of his commitment to putting people back to work and fueling economic [...]

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Universities report $1.4B in inventions earnings in 2011, with Northwestern University topping the list

The Chronicle of Higher Education

August 28, 2012

Results from an Association of University Technology Managers survey indicate that Illinois universities are increasingly capitalizing on their research, with Northwestern University leading the pack. From the article: “Universities and their inventors earned more than $1.4-billion from commercializing their academic research in the 2011 fiscal year, collecting royalties from new breeds of wheat, from a [...]

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Fermilab contributes crucial magnet for Large Hadron Collider upgrade

CERN Bulletin

Fermilab has contributed a small but powerful magnet to Cern’s HL-LHC upgrade. From the article: “Magnet size is crucial to an accelerator as it determines the final circumference and power. This spring, Fermilab unveiled a 10.4 Tesla magnet that is shorter than the 8 Tesla magnets currently installed in the LHC. These new magnets will [...]

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2012 Illinois Nanotechnology Report featured in Technology Transfer Tactics

August 27, 2012

The ISTC supported Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative’s 2012 report was featured in Technology Transfer Tactics’ E-Magazine. From the article: “In the 2012 Illinois Nanotechnology Report, members of the Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative examine the general market for nanotech applications as well as the opportunities in Illinois. According to BCC Research, the global market for nanotechnology products will grow [...]

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